The meeting assumes significance as the government and the Congress are at loggerheads over the passage of crucial legislations and Congress blocking the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill.
In a major reach-out to the main Opposition, the Prime Minister invited Sonia Gandhi and Manmohan Singh over tea at his Race Course Road residence around 7 pm.

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Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu were also present at the meeting. "Former PM Dr Manmohan Singh and Congress President Smt Sonia Gandhi meet PM. Top ministers are present at the meet," the PMO said in a tweet.

The meeting lasted about 45 minutes. Jaitley had said on Thursday that PM Modi is willing to speak to everyone to get the landmark indirect tax law through. Jaitley, who needs Parliament approval for GST Bill in the Winter Session to roll out the new indirect tax regime as planned from April 1, had said he has spoken to 'almost all Congress leaders' on the issue.

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